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Headshot of Daniel Mutyambai, current postdoc

September 17, 2018 

Daniel Mutyambai is from Kitui, Kenya and has a PhD in Environmental Science from North-West University, Potchefstroom, South Africa. He conducts research in the field of chemical ecology as an Atkinson Center for Sustainability Postdoctoral Fellow.

Why is your work important?

To feed the growing global population, we need to produce more food with limited land while conserving the environment, and strategies like push-pull are a good fit for meeting this global goal. Understanding the underlying mechanisms of this technology is very important for successful adaptation of the push-pull technology to other crop systems, pests, climate change, or altered landscape parameters (including larger scale agriculture) for sustainable agricultural production to curb food insecurity.

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